Keira Knightley Chills Out After Making Dark Movies

Friday, January 27, 2012

KEIRA Knightley needs to have a “really nice time” after filming dark roles.

The Dangerous Method actress doesn’t find acting particularly therapeutic, and admits she needs to properly relax at the end of a day’s work in order to stop her roles making her upset.

“A lot of people say that acting is like therapy, but I don’t go for that,” she said.

“It’s not my cup of tea, it is for some people, but not me. I do, however, find it incredibly cathartic and when you’re playing something so dark you want to have a really nice time afterwards, otherwise it’s far too depressing.”

The 26-year-old actress — who is in a relationship with Klaxons rocker James Righton — also admitted that her fame has changed her, but she thinks it would be “sad” if she remained the person she was at the beginning of her career.

“Yes, I was different then to the way I am now because you change with your experiences,” she said.

“It would be sad if you didn’t, but my level of fame is not as big as Brad Pitt‘s thankfully.”